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Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine
     

Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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by Lisa B. Zaoutis
 

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Introducing the newest comprehensive reference designed specifically for the growing specialty of hospital-based pediatrics. This comprehensive new reference not only brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care, but also covers issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics, and how a hospitalist

Overview

Introducing the newest comprehensive reference designed specifically for the growing specialty of hospital-based pediatrics. This comprehensive new reference not only brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care, but also covers issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics, and how a hospitalist program communicates and relates to its referring providers and consulting staff. You'll find it a vital addition to the shelf of anyone who cares for pediatric patients in the hospital.

  • Implement today's best evidence and literature based approaches for a full range of clinical challenges.
  • Easily locate information relevant to your particular areas of interest with comprehensively organized, highly formatted coverage.
  • Make clinical decisions efficiently thanks to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms.
  • See dermatologic conditions and physical signs and symptoms.
  • Benefit from the experience of editors from two powerhouse institutions - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Boston.

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Reviewer: Barry Starr, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: The book covers a broad range of topics related to the care of hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents from the perspective that pediatric hospital medicine is a new and changing field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a valuable resource to those practitioners involved with the hospital care of pediatric patients. There are few books that deal exclusively with pediatric hospital medicine and the authors have tried to cover most topics related to hospitalized pediatric patients. The book approaches this subject not only from a medical standpoint, but also from the perspectives of care delivery, ethics, and quality of care. The authors succeed in meeting their objectives.
Audience: General practitioners or hospitalists who care for hospitalized newborns, children, and adolescents are the intended audience. The focus is on the general practitioner, not the subspecialist or intensivist.
Features: The book is divided into four parts covering general issues of inpatient pediatric medicine, common presenting signs and symptoms, a systems approach, and procedures. Medical subjects are well represented by system. Chapters include sections on admission/discharge criteria, consultations, suggested readings, references, and future research/advances. This format is useful because it gives readers not only useful clinical information on pathophysiology and presenting symptoms, but also recommendations for admission/discharge and a look at future therapeutic modalities or practices. Specific, nonmedical care topics related to hospitalists, including organization, research, funding, quality of care, and billing are also covered. The rich tables and illustrations are easy to comprehend.
Assessment: This book does an excellent job of presenting a wide range of medical conditions affecting hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents. It will be a valuable tool for practitioners caring for hospitalized pediatric patients as well as for those attempting to establish or improve a pediatric hospitalist practice. It compares well to others in the field (e.g., Perkin et al., Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Textbook of Inpatient Management, 2nd edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008)), while providing the same type of information in a similar format. Unique to this book, and which support its purchase, are some topics not generally covered as well as features such as admission/discharge criteria and administrative aspects of a hospitalist practice.
From the Publisher
You don’t have to be a hospitalist to benefit from this book... All who are involved in delivering health care to children and adolescents would do well to obtain this unique textbook. - The New England Journal of Medicine, Issue 358;21

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323070409
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/16/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1384
Sales rank:
1,216,603
File size:
41 MB
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Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a pediatric resident and have been using this book over the course of the last couple of years and have found it to be very helpful. The fever chapter is excellent (provides side by side comparison of the different mgmt strategies for neonatal fever, as well as month by month breakdown of appropriate level of CSF protein). Information is quite current. Concise, practical information that has assisted me with patient mgmt on many a call night.